Craftsman 172.108510 Owner's Manual page 21

7 1/4-in. circular saws
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TO MAKE
POCKET
CUTS
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WARNING:
ALWAYS adjust bevel setting to zero before making a
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pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut at any other setting can result in a loss
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of control of the saw, possibly causing serious injury.
1. Adjust the bevel setting to zero, set the blade to the correct blade depth setting,
and swing the lower blade guard up, using the lower blade guard handle.
I Z_ WARNING:
ALWAYS raise the I°wer blade guard with the handle
Itoavoid serious injury.
2. While holding the lower blade guard by the handle, firmly rest the front of the
shoe flat against the workpiece with the rear handle raised so the blade does
not touch the workpiece (See Fig. 16).
3. Squeeze the trigger switch to start the
saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full
speed, then slowly lower the blade onto
the workpiece until the shoe is flat
against the workpiece.
4. After you complete the cut, release the
trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop. After the
blade has stopped, remove it from the
workpiece. Corners can then be cleared
out with a hand saw or sabre saw.
Fig. 16
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WARNING:
NEVER tie the lower blade guard in the raised position.
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Leaving the blade exposed could result in serious injury.
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MAKING
RIP CUTS
ALWAYS use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts with your saw. You can
use either a straight edge or use the Optional Rip/Edge Guide with a 5-inch scale
(sold separately at your local Sears store or Craftsman outlet).
Using a Straight Edge
You can make an efficient rip guide
by clamping a straight edge to your
workpiece. (See Fig.17)
1. Secure the workpiece.
2. Use C-clamps to firmly attach straight
edge to the workpiece.
3. Carefully guide the saw along the
straight edge for a straight rip cut.
4. DO NOT bind the blade in the cut.
Fig.
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